Introduction to Cisco Secure Workload Firewall Operations and Administration (CSWOPS)

In this two-day course, Introduction to Cisco Secure Workload Firewall Operations and Administration, (CSWOPS) will familiarize you and help you understand how the Cisco Secure workload firewall platform enables efficient data center operations by providing pervasive visibility, behavior-based application insight and migration to a zero-trust model.

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Course Days: 2

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Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to understand how Cisco Secure Workload Firewall 

  • Enables pervasive visibility of traffic across data center infrastructure
  • Uses long term data retention for forensics and analysis
  • Creates communication and dependencies for all applications within the data center
  • Empowers companies to get to a whitelist policy model
  • Identifies behavior deviation in real time
  • Performs forensics operations


The knowledge and skills that the learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Familiarity with Data Center Technology
  • Familiarity with Network operation
  • Understanding of basic network security


Module 1: Cisco Secure Workload Firewall Overview

  • Defining and Positioning Secure Workload Firewall Analytics
  • Telemetry
  • Platform
  • Intent-Based Policy
  • Machine Learning
  • Network Performance Monitoring and other Use Cases

Module 2: Cisco Secure Workload Firewall Components

  • Architecture
  • Data Collection
  • Sensors and Agents
  • Flow Collectors
  • Analytics Engine
  • Open Access

Module 3: Operational Concepts

  • Scopes
  • Tenants
  • RBAC
  • Annotations

Module 4: Cisco Secure Workload Firewall Setup and Deployment Models

  • On Premise Options
  • SaaS
  • Tetration-V
  • Installation Procedure
  • Creating Scopes, Roles, and Users
  • Deploy Hardware Sensors
  • Deploy NetFlow Sensors
  • Deploy ERSPAN Sensors

Module 5: Software Agents

  • Software Agents Overview
  • Software Agents Features
  • Software Agents Configuration

Module 6: Application Dependency Mapping

  • Why ADM?
  • Cisco Secure Workload Firewall Application Insight
  • ADM Process
  • ADM Run Results

Module 7: Cisco Secure Workload Firewall Analytics Policy Enforcement Overview

Module 8: Cisco Secure Workload Firewall Flow Search

  • Results Filtered by Scope
  • Searching with Conjunctions
  • Flow Explore Integrated
  • User Annotations

Module 9: Cisco Secure Workload Firewall Policy Analysis

  • Enable Policy Analysis
  • Live Policy Analysis
  • Backdated Policy Experiments
  • Quick Policy Analysis

Module 10: Cisco Secure Workload Firewall Apps and API

  • App Store
  • User Apps
  • Visualize Data Sources
  • Bring your own Data
  • OpenAPI

Module 11: Cisco Secure Workload Firewall Ecosystem

  • Platform Integrations
    • ADCs
    • FW Management Tools
    • Phantom
    • InfoBlox
    • ServiceNow
    • Splunk
    • Turbonomic
    • Veeam
  • Corvil and Extra Hop

Lab Outline:

Labs are designed to assure learners a whole practical experience, through the following practical activities:

  • Lab 1: Exploring the GUI
  • Lab 2:  Software Agent Installation
  • Lab 3: Application Dependency Mapping with Agents
  • Lab 4: Enforcement
  • Lab 5: Flow Search
  • Lab 6: Advanced ADM Run
  • Lab 7: Policy Analysis

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